Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 (Video & Time Segments Included)

Here is a video stream of Tuesday night’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August , 2021. See below for the specific time segments for each agenda item.

Time segments for each agenda item:

Public hearings, public comments, ward reports, mayor’s report, proclamations, and minutes (Start at 0:00:11).

Public Hearing to close a portion of Alvena Ave. (Start at 0:01:12). 

  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Salute to the Flag of the United States
  • Public Comments 
  • Ward Reports
  • Proclamation: In recognition of the contributions by Sue Dale-Hall in the field of childcare for our community
  • Mayor’s Report 
  • Minutes – Approval of minutes

Supporting Documents:

Item #1 – Consideration of a resolution to allow chicken barbecue at this year’s Porchfest pursuant to all of the approvals necessary by the Cortland County Health Department and Relevant City Departments.  (Start at 0:19:31). 

Item #2 – Update on infrastructure work in City. (Nic Dovi). (Start at 0:23:13). 

Item #3 – Discussion regarding the Suggett Park Basketball Court renovation project. (J. McNerney & A. Piedigrossi). (Start at 0:27:03). 

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney). (Start at 0:33:23). 

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the second annual, “Community Matters” Fair in Suggett Park. (Apryl Beatty, Mayor Tobin). (Start at 0:33:49). 

Item #6- Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze for the Cortland City Police Department to fill two positions effective. (Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:37:30). 

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the Cortland City Police Department to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Officer Jesse Abbott and a second position. The department will fill the Community Oriented Policing position as soon as staffing levels allow. (Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:38:28). 

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the annual 911 Ceremony (including a street closure) for Saturday, September 11 from 5am until 11am (Chief Sandy). (Start at (Start at 42:02). 

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to lifting the hiring freeze to hire a Water Distribution Maintenance Worker at the Water Department (currently vacant), and an MEO Heavy Sewer Operator at the Department of Public Works. This position will be officially vacated as of September 3rd, 2021.  (Nic Dovi). (Start at 0:44:58)

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the hiring of a Water Distribution Maintenance Worker at the Water Department immediately, and an MEO Heavy Sewer Operator at the Department of Public Works effective September 3, 2021. (Nic Dovi). (Start at 0:45:30)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve a Local Law for the Fire Department Cost Recovery Program. (Chief Friedman). (Start at 0:45:58). 

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute three DPW related contracts/service agreements. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 0:46:45). 

  1. Lease with ARC Cortland Armory
  2. Orkin Pest Control
  3. Syracuse Time and Alarm Co.

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the exotic pet permit for chickens at 16 Willow Ave. (Councilperson Michales). (Start at 0:47:20). 

Item #14 – Discussion on Air BNB/VRBO (Zoning Officer Bob Rhea). (Start at 0:48:19). 

Item #15-  Discussion regarding potential changes to the city’s zoning code (Zoning Officer Bob Rhea). (Start at 0:53:00). 

Item #16-  Discussion regarding a proposed city-wide credit card policy (Mayor Tobin). (Start at 0:57:40). 

Item #17-  Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the mayor to file a response with the Comptroller’s Office regarding  the city’s Corrective Action Plan (CAP) in response to the Comptroller’s Office Audit (Mayor Tobin). (Starts at 0:59:26).

Note: The City of Cortland Common Council went into executive session and later came back to resume the meeting, starting on Item #17 again at 1:01:50)

Item #18-  Discussion of options for appropriating the American Rescue Plan Funds (Mayor Tobin). (Start at 1:03:20).